News 21 May 2016

Ripcord gives Keith Urban second week at #1

Debuts for Meghan Trainor, The Living End, Paul Dempsey and more!

Ripcord gives Keith Urban second week at #1

Debuts for Meghan Trainor, The Living End, Paul Dempsey and more!

After becoming his third #1 album last week, Keith Urban’s Ripcord has notched up a second week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the first of Urban’s three #1 albums to spend more than one week in the top spot. A track from the album, ‘The Fighter’ featuring Carrie Underwood, has debuted at #30 on this week’s Singles Chart.

After three weeks out of the top 50, the soundtrack to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest returns and overtakes its previous peak of #42. It’s the second Eurovision soundtrack to chart in the top the in Australia, following on from Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna (#4 Jun. ’15).

This week sees moves up the chart for Taylor Swift’s 1989 (up 17 to #15), Meghan Trainor’s Title (up 20 to #18), Little Mix’s Get Weird (up eight to #29) and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (up 14 to #34).


#3: Meghan Trainor ‘Thank You’ – After topping the Albums Chart with debut Title (#1 Jan. ’15), American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor debuts at #3 with second album Thank You. It features the single ‘No’ (#9 Apr. ’16), as well as ‘Me Too’, which has debuted this week at #18.

#4: The Living End ‘Shift’ – Melbourne’s The Living End return with Shift, their first album in five years. The follow-up to The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating (#3 Aug. ’11), is the group’s seventh studio album and their sixth to debut in the top five on the ARIA Albums Chart.

#5: Paul Dempsey ‘Strange Loop’ – The second solo album from Something For Kate front man Paul Dempsey. It debuts in the same position as first album Everything Is True (#5 Aug. ‘09). In between albums, Dempsey released the covers EP Shotgun Karaoke (#17 Oct. ’13).

#12: Pierce The Veil ‘Misadventures’ – American post-hardcore band Pierce The Veil grab their first top 50 appearance thanks to Misadventures. The band’s fourth album is their first since Collide With The Sky (#81 Jul. ’12) four years ago,

#13: Kygo ‘Cloud Nine’ – Having peaked at #10 with the single ‘Firestone’, Norwegian producer Kygo makes his Albums Chart debut with Cloud Nine. The album features ‘Firestone’ as well as collaborations with Matt Corby, John Legend and Angus & Julia Stone.

#21: DevilDriver ‘Trust No One’ – DevilDriver release their seventh studio album Trust No One. The follow-up to Winter Kills (#14 Sept. ’13) is their fifth top 50 on the ARIA Charts. Their best peak to date was with Beast (#9 Feb. ’11).\

#26: Modern Baseball ‘Holy Ghost’ – Philadelphia indie band Modern Baseball make their chart debut with Holy Ghost. The band’s third studio album follows on from Sports (2012) and You're Gonna Miss It All (2014). They were recently in Australia for their debut tour.

#33: Hatebreed ‘Concrete Confessional’ – The eighth studio album from Metalcore band Hatebreed is their second top 50 entry. They first hit the top 50 with fourth album Supremacy (#32 Sept. ’06).